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Citroen C3

Citroen C3 is a 5 seater SUV car with petrol engine only. Citroen C3 is priced from Rs. 6.16 Lakh to Rs. 8.99 Lakh.. It is available in 11 colours and 7 variants. C3 is a fuel efficient car and it's ARAI mileage is 19.3 kmpl. The car is offered with 1.2 liter petrol engine. C3 is mostly compared with Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Maruti Brezza based on price and specs.

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Rs. 6.16 - 8.99 Lakh (Showroom Price in Delhi)
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  • Ex-ShowroomRs. 6.16 Lakh
  • RTORs. 36,960
  • InsuranceRs. 35,425
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Citroen C3 Specifications

Key Specifications Top Features
  • Engine1198 - 1199 CC
  • Power108.62bhp@5500rpm
  • Torque190Nm@1750rpm
  • TransmissionManual
  • Mileage19.3 Kmpl
  • Fuel TypePetrol
  • Boot Space(Ltrs)315 Liters
  • AirbagsDriver and Passenger
  • Length3981*1733*1604 mm^3
Specifications

Citroen C3 Latest Updates

The Citroen C3 is the entry-level hatchback from the French carmaker in india. Available in three main trims, it gets two powertrain options: a naturally aspirated (NA) petrol engine and a turbocharged petrol engine. Citroen also offers the C3 with an all-electric powertrain, called the eC3. The C3 boasts a fairly no-nonsense design with bright colour choices and a practical cabin, and the C3 is mainly known for its ride quality.


Features of Citroen C3 : The Citroen C3’s feature highlights include a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, steering-mounted controls, manual AC, power windows with one-touch up/down functionality, keyless entry, electrically adjustable ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors), a rear washer/wiper, and a rear defogger. The Citroen C3’s safety suite includes dual airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), reverse parking sensors with a camera, electronic stability control, hill-hold assist, and a tyre pressure monitoring system. The last three are limited to the turbo-petrol engine option.

Citroen C3 Engine : The Citroen C3 gets a choice between two petrol engine options: a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated unit delivering 82PS and 115 Nm, and a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine developing 110 PS and 190 Nm. The naturally aspirated petrol engine is coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission and boasts a claimed fuel efficiency of 19.3kmpl, while the turbocharged engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, delivering an identical 19.3kmpl. The C3 measures 3981 mm in length, 1733 mm in width, 1586 mm in height (1604mm with roof rails), and sits on a 2540mm wheelbase.

Citroen C3 Rivals : The Citroen C3 locks horns with the Maruti Wagon R, Celerio, Swift, Tata Tiago and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. In terms of dimensions and engine specifications, it goes up against the Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, and Tata Punch, as well as premium hatchbacks like the Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz, and Toyota Glanza.

Citroen C3 Variants : The Citroen C3 is available in three main trims: Live, Feel, and Shine. The C3 is offered with five monotone options: Polar White, Platinum Grey, Steel Grey, Cosmo Blue and Zesty Orange (limited to base variant). For those seeking a dual-tone look, the roof can be customised in either Platinum Grey, Polar White or Cosmo Blue depending on the colour you pick.

Citroen C3 Price

Citroen C3 base model ex-showroom price in Delhi starts from Rs. 6.16 Lakh and the top model ex-showroom price goes upto Rs. 8.99 Lakh.
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19.3 Kmpl . Petrol . Manual
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Citroen C3 Pros and Cons

  • C3 Advantages

    Distinctive and stylish design, Comfortable and spacious interior, strong air con, Good ride quality, Good handling, Good value for money

  • C3 Disadvantages

    Small trunk, Limited availability in some regions, Higher maintenance costs compared to some competitors.

  • Expert's Conclusion

    Packs in the presence and space of a mini SUV at the price of a hatchback that's comfortable over a variety of road conditions. But it also lacks some essentials like powered adjustable mirrors or windshield wipers and other creature comforts that it's rivals have gotten us accustomed to.

Citroen C3 Expert Review

The Citroen C3 is a sub-4-meter vehicle, but it's not an SUV. Even though it has SUV-like styling, Citroen calls it a premium hatchback with an SUV touch. Given its price range, it competes with cars such as the Hyundai i20, Maruti Baleno, and the Tata Altroz. It also overlaps with the Tata Punch, Maruti Ignis, and the Hyundai Exter. 

It's a car made to appeal to buyers who want a mix of style, space, and comfort in a compact package even if it means compromising on features.

Looks

Doesn't the C3 look a bit chunky? It's like the Brezza, Sonet, and Venue, just under four meters long. It's taller than the Nissan Magnite but a bit shorter than the Hyundai Venue. The wheelbase is longer than its SUV-like rivals, giving the C3 a wide and confident appearance. 

Dimensions

Length

3981mm

Width

1733mm

Height

1586mm

Wheelbase

2540mm

 

It has SUV-like features such as front and rear skid plates and body cladding along the sides. Citroen C3 ground clearance stands at 180mm, which is more than regular hatchbacks but just a bit less than most sub-4-meter SUVs. In the top-spec Shine variant, you also get dual-tone 15-inch alloy wheels which make the car stand out.

You can see Citroen's signature design in the front with the LED elements and also the bold tail lamps. There are interesting details, like the scooped-out sections around the headlamp and tail lamp, and stylish wheel covers. The optional bright orange accents on the fog lamp surroundings, floating roof, and body cladding also add some character to the design. The design is unique but not too extreme, which is a good thing in our opinion.

Interiors

It’s hard to not appreciate the fundamental design and practicality of the C3’s interior. To begin with, the doors open wide and close with a satisfying sound.

Inside, you'll notice the quality in the seat covers, which get stylish fabric upholstery with attractive orange stitching. Even the plastics on the door panels look good and feel sturdy, including the ones inside the door pockets. Impressive!

The space at the front is enough, even for taller occupants.  The seats are positioned higher than they would be in a hatchback, and the view out is good, offering a commanding view. The dash has an air of quality thanks to the shimmery burnt-orange finish, or the chrome finish around the air-con vents, which look and feels very well executed. The attention to detail can be felt in the well-damped manner in which the air-con vents move.

Citroen claims the C3 offers theater-style seating because the hip point (the part where your hip rests when you sit) is 27 millimeters higher than the front seats. Sitting in this position, you get a better view of the cabin, and the seating is comfortable and supportive. There's enough space, and even with a 6 foot tall person driving, another 6 footer can comfortably sit in the back. Carrying three adults in the rear for city trips should not be a problem. For longer journeys, two adults and a child will be comfortable here. 

Then there is the air-conditioning system, which is said to be engineered to cool the entire cabin with the blower speed at two. Why? Because Indians don't like the noisy higher settings. On the very sultry morning that we drove the C3 in Goa, to my surprise, I didnt have to exceed the 1st speed.  

Look closely and you will notice thoughtful touches, like the two USB charging points for the rear occupants. Then there’s the clever design for the phone holder that allows you to route your cable underneath without bending it too far. The centre console at the front gets built-in cable guides and a spot to mount a phone holder. There’s lots of storage in the centre console and the door pockets aren’t XL sized, but sufficient. 

Boot Space

Citroen C3 boot space is claimed to be 315-litres. The boot is deep, and will accommodate a full-size, medium and overnight trolley bag. A negative is that the rear seat does not get a 60:40 split functionality, nor does the seat fold flat. Therefore, managing extra luggage is a task since it tends to slide around quite a bit. 

Features

The feature list of the Citroen C3 is quite basic. At this price point we expected more. It only covers the essentials such as central locking, four power windows, manual air-conditioning. Other features include a day/night inside mirror and powered outside mirrors. 

The only highlight is a 10-inch touchscreen system that features wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and also doubles up as the display for the reverse parking camera. The instrument cluster is also a very basic black and white display that has limited information. 

At this price point it continues to miss features such as push button start stop, automatic climate control, wireless charging and cruise control — most of which its rivals offer.

Safety

Safety features on the C3 include dual airbags, and ABS with EBD. It does not get ISOFIX child seat mounts. In the Turbo variants, electronic stability control, tyre pressure monitoring system and hill hold has been provided. 

Citroen C3 crash test: the Indian model has not been crash tested yet. However, a made-in-Brazil unit scored 0 stars in the LatinNCAP test.

Drive

Citroen is offering the C3 with a choice of two engines: 1.2-litre petrol, and 1.2-litre turbo petrol. Both are three-cylinder engines.

1.2-litre Petrol

 

First and foremost, the naturally aspirated engine feels smooth, and damps any thrum. Second, it doesn't sound noisy either. The smooth power delivery and the resulting drivability makes it easy to use in all kinds of conditions. The gearshifts on this five speed gearbox are smooth, the clutch is light, which means everyday commuting duties will be relaxed.

It can reach highway speeds comfortably and cruise without problems. However, when you need to pass another vehicle or accelerate quickly, you'll need to shift gears. The engine has a decent amount of power, but the gearing is tall.In the first three gears, it shows speeds of 54kmph, 99kmph, and 148kmph on the speedometer. This makes acceleration feel a bit slow, but it contributes to a claimed fuel efficiency of 19.8kmpl. 

1.2-litre Turbo Petrol

 

Compared to the non-turbo engine, you might notice a slightly heavier clutch and gear shift in the turbo model’s 6-speed gearbox. This engine accelerates effortlessly and Citroen’s claims of 0-100kmph in approximately 10 seconds is very believable.

The extra performance is especially useful on the highway, making overtaking easier. Driving in the city is also hassle-free because the engine doesn't struggle even at low speeds. This engine is more versatile between the two. Choose this engine if you like driving with more power or if you often take long highway trips.

Ride and Handling

The C3 handles rough roads, potholes, and uneven surfaces very well. It makes bumps almost disappear, and it doesn't bounce or wobble. The tires with tall sidewalls provide extra cushioning, allowing the C3 to smoothly glide over damaged roads. 

But there's more to it. Surprisingly, despite its low speed comfort, the C3 remains stable at high speeds. While there's a bit of body roll in sharp turns at high speeds, it quickly settles down. It feels well-balanced and steady even at speeds over 120kmph. Credit is due to the 195-section tires from Ceat, but a lot of the magic comes from the chassis and suspension. The flat-bottom steering wheel design adds a sporty feel and also inspires confidence at higher speeds. This compact car feels mature in its behavior.

Verdict

The Citroen C3 is a thoroughly practical hatchback. It’s core strengths are space and comfort — you cannot fault it in this department. However, considering the missing features and the pricing it becomes a little hard to recommend. 

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  • Citroen C3 - Budget friendly car

    Citroen C3 is the most awaited car in our family. My father likes this car and he drive his friend's car on first time. I bought Citroen C3 at on road price of 7 lakhs. The white colour is my favourite in Citroen C3. The Exterior design gives the premium look to Car.

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  • It's a much better built

    It's a much better built car and has one of the best suspensions amongst any hatchback in india.Add to the fact that the power output of its turbo engine has a divine feel unmatched by any other car in its segment.

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  • Discovering the Charm of the Citroen C3

    When I drove the Citroen C3 off the dealership lot I was filled with a mixing of excitement and curiosity. This quirky yet fascinating car promised a unique driving experience and it has delivered on many fronts. However while the design is fresh and the driving dynamics are commendable the Citroen C3 does fall short in some areas. The absence of certain modern features that competitors offer at this price range is noticeable. Another point of issue is the mileage which while decent does not quite lead the pack making me wish for a bit more efficiency during longer drives.

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  • excitement coming forth

    Heard from a friend, about this extraordinary model, Citroen C3. It is a five seater hatchback car model, even has a fair deal starting from 6 lakhs and ranging upto 9. This is a great offer which immediately set my mind into purchasing this model and so i have also bought this last month itself. It is a powerful model, powered by a 1.2L turbo engine. It has both automatic and manual transmission. Look wise, its amazingly beautiful.

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  • new strength new style

    I recently test drive the Citroen C3 . It has a great gas mileage but might not be the best on highways. It has a zippy engine, perfect for traffic (peppy engine). Looks cool and turns heads (stylish). Super comfy seats for long rides (great interior). Good ground clearance for rough roads. It lacks some features in lower trims (basic infotainment). Service network is still growing (might be limited). It's a good value for the price (affordable).

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  • Discovering the Charm of the Citroen C3

    When I drove the Citroen C3 off the dealership lot I was filled with a mixing of excitement and curiosity. This quirky yet fascinating car promised a unique driving experience and it has delivered on many fronts. However while the design is fresh and the driving dynamics are commendable the Citroen C3 does fall short in some areas. The absence of certain modern features that competitors offer at this price range is noticeable. Another point of issue is the mileage which while decent does not quite lead the pack making me wish for a bit more efficiency during longer drives.

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Citroen C3
Ex-Showroom Price Rs.6.16 Lakh* Rs. 8.34 Lakh* Rs. 9.99 Lakh* Rs. 5.84 Lakh* Rs. 6.49 Lakh* Rs. 10.99 Lakh* Rs. 10.89 Lakh* Rs. 8.69 Lakh*
User Rating 4.3 (227 reviews) 4.2 (320 reviews) 3.9 (84 reviews) 4.2 (321 reviews) 4.5 (121 reviews) 4.6 (147 reviews) 4.5 (114 reviews) 4.1 (282 reviews)
Engine 1198 - 1199 CC 1462 CC 1199 CC 1197 CC 1197 CC 1482 - 1497 CC 1482 - 1497 CC 1462 CC
Fuel Type Petrol CNG / Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol / Diesel Diesel / Petrol Petrol / CNG
Transmission Manual Manual / Automatic Automatic / Manual Manual / Automatic Automatic / Manual Manual / Automatic Automatic / Manual Automatic / Manual
Mileage 19.3 Kmpl 17.38 Kmpl - 25.51 Km/Kg 17.6 - 18.5 Kmpl 20.89 Kmpl 24.8 - 25.75 Kmpl 17.4 - 21.8 Kmpl 17 - 20.7 Kmpl 20.3 Kmpl - 26.11 Km/Kg
Power 108.62bhp@5500rpm 101.64bhp@6000rpm 108.62bhp@5500rpm 81.80bhp@6000rpm 80.46bhp@5700rpm 114bhp@4000rpm 114.41bhp@4000rpm 101.64bhp@6000rpm

Citroen C3 Colours

Citroen C3 car is available in 11 exciting colours options like Steel Grey, Polar White, Platinum Grey, Cosmo Blue, Steel Gray With Poler White, Steel Gray With Platinum Grey, Steel Grey With Cosmo Blue, Polar White With Platinum Grey, Polar White With Cosmo Blue, Platinum Gray With Poler White and Cosmo Blue With Polar White.
  • Steel Grey
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  • Steel Gray With Poler White
  • Steel Gray With Platinum Grey
  • Steel Grey With Cosmo Blue
  • Polar White With Platinum Grey
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  • Platinum Gray With Poler White
  • Cosmo Blue With Polar White

Citroen C3 Mileage

The mileage of Citroen C3 is 19.3 Kmpl. This is the ARAI mileage for all the variants of C3. The claimed ARAI mileage of C3 Petrol Manual is 19.3 Kmpl.
Fuel Type Transmission ARAI Claimed User Reported
Petrol Manual 19.3 Kmpl 16 Kmpl

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Q. Who are the rivals of Citroen C3?
  • Citroen C3 locks horns with the Maruti Wagon R, Celerio, Swift, Tata Tiago and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. In terms of dimensions and engine specifications, it goes up against the Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, and Tata Punch, as well as premium hatchbacks like the Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz, and Toyota Glanza.
Q. How many color options are availble Citroen C3?
  • Citroen C3 is available in 10 different colours - Platinum Grey, Steel Gray With Platinum Grey, Zesty Orange, Polar White With Platinum Grey, Zesty Orange With Platinum Grey, Steel Grey With Zesty Orange, Polar White With Zesty Orange, Polar White, Steel Grey and Platinum Gray With Zesty Orange.
Q. What is the transmission type of Citroen C3?
  • The Citroen C3 is available in Petrol Option with Manual transmission.
Q. What is the seating capacity of Citroen C3?
  • The seating capacity of Citroen C3 is of 5 people
  • The Citroen C3 has a seating capacity of 5.
  • The Citroen C3 has a seating capacity of 5.
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Q. Where is the service center?
  • For this, we would suggest you visit the nearest authorized service centre of Citroen in your city. As they may assist you better.
Q. What is the seating capacity of Citreon C3?
  • The seating capacity of Citroen C3 is 5.
  • Five normal adults

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Citroen C3 FAQs

What is the price of top model of Citroen C3?

The ex-showroom price of top variant of Citroen C3 is 8.99 Lakh (Delhi).

What is the EMI of Citroen C3 in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of Citroen C3 in Delhi is Rs. 11,916 per month @ 10.5% for a tenure of 60 months.

What are the top competitors of Citroen C3?

The top 3 competitors of Citroen C3 are Citroen C3 Aircross, Maruti Brezza and Maruti Swift.

What is the boot space in Citroen C3?

The boot space in Citroen C3 is 315 L. View full specification of C3

What are the best financing options for Citroen C3?

New car loan - get upto 100% loan on your car! Loan against car - your old car will pay for your new car!

Is Citroen C3 a good car to buy in India?

Yes, Citroen C3 is good car to buy in terms of features, comfort and looks. Its quite commendable and reliable.

Does Citroen C3 come with AC?

Yes. all variants of the Citroen C3 come with air-conditions

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